Sasha L. Monthei

Shareholder Attorney


Sasha L. Monthei is a shareholder attorney of Smith, Mills & Schrock Law working primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation, transportation law, employment law and insurance defense.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 2001 and her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2004.  She graduated from law school with highest distinction and was Order of the Coif, a recognition awarded to the top 10 percent of each graduating class.

Prior to joining the firm, Sasha handled trucking litigation cases in multiple states and also assisted trucking companies with regulatory and contractual matters.  In addition to her significant trucking experience, Sasha also handled cases involving railroad liability, FELA, general insurance defense and many appeals filed with the Iowa Supreme Court.

Sasha is a member of the Iowa Motor Truck Association, the Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee, the Transportation Lawyers Association, as well as local and state bar associations.



Sasha is licensed to practice law in Iowa, and is specifically licensed in the Northern and Southern Federal District Courts, and the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals.


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with Highest Distinction
University of Iowa, B.A.


Ensuring Per Diem Payments Are Not Treated as Gross Wages for Purposes of Calculating Workers' Compensation Benefits, IMTA's Lifeliner, 2014

Unique Issues Involving Over-the-Road Drivers, DRI's For the Defense, December 2012

Neal v. Annett Holdings and Suitable Work: What Does It Mean for Your Light Duty Program?  IMTA's Lifeliner, 2012


Speaker, A New Day for Iowa Workers' Compensation Professionals! Recent or Upcoming Legislative Reforms, Smith, Mills & Schrock's 7th Annual Workers' Compensation Law Conference, April 2017

Speaker, The Affordable Care Act: Addressing, Defining and Defending Damages, ACI's Trucking Litigation Conference, March 2015

Speaker, The Fusion of Medical, Psychological and Legal Issues in Difficult Workers' Compensation Claims, RIMS, March 2015

Speaker, Putting in Place Document Retention Programs, National Business Institute, November 2014

Speaker, Affirmative Defenses: What You Need to Know to Effectively Prevent and Defend Liability Claims against Your City or County, Smith, Mills & Schrock's Annual Municipal and Government Law Seminar, October 2014

Please contact me for a full list of publications and seminars.

Outside the office, Sasha enjoys spending time with her daughter and being outdoors, including gardening, fishing, camping and boating. 

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